“I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct”, settled Raffensperger, who plans to formally certify the results of the presidential elections in this state, in such a way that it would confirm that the 16 delegates from Georgia in the Electoral College will go to Biden.
The Secretary of State of Georgia (USA), the Republican Brad Raffensperger, in charge of certifying the electoral results in this area, announced this Friday 19-N that will confirm the victory of the president-elect, Democrat Joe Biden, since “the numbers they don’t lie, “after the manual counting of votes will be completed on Thursday.
“I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,” the official said at a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol.
“I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct”, settled Raffensperger, who plans to formally certify the results of the presidential elections in this state before noon, in such a way that it would confirm that the 16 delegates from Georgia in the Electoral College go to stop Biden.
This is a blow to the intentions of the president, Republican Donald Trump, to turn around the election results in several key states, after Biden was declared the winner by media projections on November 7. , four days after the vote.
Since then, Trump has not acknowledged his defeat and has alleged without proof that there was electoral fraud.
After completing the manual recount, requested by the Trump campaign, Biden obtained 2,475,141 votes (49.5%) in Georgia ahead of the outgoing president, with 2,462,857 (49.3%), according to the Secretary of State for Georgia.
With that second ballot, Trump cut about 2,000 votes as a result of human errors during the first count, but they were not enough to catch up with Biden, the winner with a final difference of 12,284 votes.
Biden thus became the first Democrat to win in southern Georgia since Bill Clinton did so in 1992.
The Secretary of State made the count public after a federal court in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday rejected the umpteenth lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign that aimed to delay the certification of the results.
As the difference is less than 0.5%, the electoral law in Georgia allows the Trump campaign to request until next Tuesday a new recount, this time mechanical.
Trump had referred to the manual recount in Georgia repeatedly pouring out accusations without evidence and had criticized Raffensperger, who has received death threats.
Trump and his allies have propagated the theory refuted by Raffensperger himself that in Georgia mail ballots cannot be verified, which would have led to them voting even dead.
The Georgia Secretary of State has, in fact, stated that Trump self-restricted himself by delegitimizing postal voting in the midst of the pandemic, which resulted in lower turnout of Republican voters than in the primaries held in the spring, which would have cost him the victory in that state.
In his press conference this Friday, Raffensperger said: “Like other Republicans, I am disappointed that our candidate did not win the electoral votes of Georgia.”
Apart from Georgia, other key states that plan to make the results of the presidential elections official are Michigan and Pennsylvania, next Monday, and between December 30 and 1, Arizona, Nevada and Wisconsin.